Cherry Cheesecake with Ganache

Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
Serves: 12 - 16
Prep Time:
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Ingredients

OREO CRUST:
18 regular oreo double stuf cookies
1/4 c butter, melted
CHEESECAKE:
4 - 8 oz. pkg cream cheese, room temperature
1 1/2 c sugar
4 large eggs
1/2 c heavy whipping cream
2 tsp pure almond extract
1 - 16 oz. pkg dark sweet cherries, frozen, thawed, rinsed & drained
GANACHE:
1/2 c dark chocolate chips
1/4 c heavy whipping cream
3 Tbsp corn syrup, dark

The Cook

Kimmi Knippel (Sweet_Memories) Recipe
Cooked to Perfection
Cullowhee, NC (pop. 19,054)
KimmiK
Member Since Apr 2011
Kimmi's notes for this recipe:
Oh my gosh, I love Ganache!
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Directions

1
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
2
Wrap outside bottom & sides of a 10" springform pan with foil. Spray inside with cooking spray.
3
In food processor, finely chop cookies; add melted butter & mix thouroughly. Press cookie mixture in bottom of pan. Bake 8 - 10 minutes or until set. Cool crust 10 minutes.
4
Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees F.
5
In a stand mixer, beat cream cheese & sugar with mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, just until blended. Beat in 1/2 C cream & extract. Pour 1/2 cream cheese mixture over cooled crust. Top with cherries. Top with remaining cream cheese mixture, covering the cherries.
6
Place pan in roasting pan, fill with hot water to about 1/2 up springform pan. Bake for 1 1/2 hours or until edge of cheesecake is set 2" from edge of pan but center still jiggles slightly. Turn off oven; open oven door 4". Leave cheesecake in oven 30 minutes. Run metal spatula around edge of pan. Cool on cooling rack 30 minutes. Refrigerate overnight.
7
In a microwavable bowl, microwave ganache ingredients on HIGH 45 seconds, stir. Microwave again another 45 seconds; stir until smooth. Spread over cheesecake. Chill 30 minutes. Run metal spatula around edge of pan; remove side of pan. Store covered in refrigerator.
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user Kimmi Knippel (Sweet_Memories) KimmiK - Oct 17, 2011
user Rose Rauhauser NewYorkWoman - Oct 17, 2011
Kimmi, you did it again girl. Lovely.
user Didi Dalaba didicoffeegirl - Oct 17, 2011
I love ganache too!!! Man this sounds amazing, thank you Kimmie!
user Traci Coleman TraciB70 - Oct 17, 2011
Another saved recipe! Thanks again, Kimmi!
user Kimmi Knippel (Sweet_Memories) KimmiK - Oct 18, 2011
No, thank y'all.

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